ORIcursion Original Origami by Robert Lang
Lang explores nature and beauty through shapes and lines.
About the Exhibit:
ORICursion is an exhibition of the origami art of Robert J. Lang that explores themes of recursion and self-referentiality through the medium of folded paper and other materials. In the modern incarnation of the traditional Japanese art of origami, one folds paper into representational or geometric shapes: usually square, usually a single sheet, almost always without cutting.
For 50 years, Lang has explored and developed this art form, creating new techniques and designs, often inspired by nature and wildlife, sometimes inspired by the austere beauty of the mathematical underpinnings of paper. Throughout his life, recursion, self-referentiality, and self-similarity, have been a part of his work, whether explicitly in the repetition of shapes and lines in the folded form, embedded in the hidden symmetries of crease patterns, or expressed through the serial process of the Floral Recursion series.
The works in this show are Lang’s original designs, expressed through his own folding and through collaborations with sculptor Kevin Box and photographer Amy Lamb. In addition, you as a visitor are invited to join the collaboration by contributing your own folding of an original Lang design created especially for this exhibition.
The Trout Museum of Art invites you to participate in the creation of The Flock, a community based art project, which will feature hundreds of small paper cranes folded by members of the community at various events leading up to the ORIcursion art exhibit. The small paper cranes will be hung in the museum’s gallery to form one large paper crane and will truly be a magnificent sight to see.
If you’re interested in contributing a small paper crane to The Flock, please visit the museum during Art on the Town on July 21, the Appleton Farm Market on July 29 or Mile of Music from August 3 – 6. The public can also create paper cranes at Art at the Park on July 30.
Aug. 19 – Dec. 31, 2017
The Trout Museum of Art
Fox Cities Building for the Arts
111 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
HOURS OF OPERATION
Admission varies by Exhibit.